Firstly I’d like to say thank you for my first ever award nomination from Travel Geek Tara, it was a nice surprise so I’m happy to continue the chain.
The Liebster Award is an online award given out by fellow bloggers to new bloggers. It’s a great way to network and get your blog noticed.
- Thank the blogger who gave it to you including a link back to their website.
- Answer the eleven questions they ask you.
- Nominate bloggers with less than 500 followers.
- Ask those eleven bloggers eleven questions.
- Let those bloggers know that they have been nominated so they can continue the chain.
Here are my answers to Travel Geek Tara:
1. If you could live in one country for the rest of your life which would it be?
Australia. I’ve visited twice, first time for 7 weeks then I went back for 6 months. Although expensive I could see myself settling there eventually.
2.What is your favourite travel souvenir and why?
I don’t have a particular favourite as I have way too many souvenirs. However 1 thing I love that I bought was some coal from Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic, rather cool and unique!
3.Which mode of transport do you prefer when travelling?
I absolutely love trains, you can see more from the window of a train than 24 hours on a flight! Having travelled a lot by trains in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America I would love to get to every country by train.
4.What travel item could you not live without?
My MacBook and iPhone (sorry Apple freak here) they help me get around, write my blog and don’t take up much space.
5.How would you best describe your travel style? (Luxury, backpacking, middle of the road…?)
It depends on the trip, if it’s a holiday I try to do luxury as at the end of the day I’m away from work and want to enjoy a bit of luxury. However I’ve slummed it in some hideous parts of the world, I had my own wooden shack in Tonga which just happened to be above a pigs den so all night there were squeaks and squeals!
6.What inspires you to travel?
Although these days everybody is “travelling” not many people can truly say they are adventurous, they usually follow the crowds and don’t go off the beaten track. I like to break the norm and find unique things, it’s what keeps me alive and keeps me adventurous.
7.How do you promote your travel blog and what works best for you?
I’m quite new to the blog world, currently it’s just a hobby but I would love to eventually make it my business. I plan to eventually offer unique trips to destinations around the world and will use my blog to promote them and encourage people to visit with me.
8.Which social media site do you prefer and why?
Instagram is an amazing tool. I work in Social Media and you can write as much text as you like on Facebook/Twitter but a photo can say 1,000 words you cannot simply describe.
9.What travel books/guides do you use?
I’ve used Lonely Planet, Bradt and a few other guide books, they are okay but as my travels evolve I’m now more using the Internet and getting to know locals for advice and guidance as I find it more real.
10.Is there any place you never wish to visit?
I don’t have any huge desires to visit China or parts of Africa, if it’s deemed a homophobic country it puts me off immediately.
11.Where in the world are you now and what are you doing?
I live in London, currently it’s Saturday evening and surprise surprise I’m planning my next travel adventure. I’m visiting Serbia in just under 2 weeks time so I’m seeking out fantastic photo opportunities.